Bibi ka Maqbara - Nearby Places
There are many places nearby Bibi ka Maqbara which the people can see. Some of these places are as follows −
Goga Baba Hill
Goga Baba hill is popular for its environment and a good picnic spot. The lovely thing that the people can enjoy is the sunset. A small temple is another thing that is located on the footsteps of the hill and people can reach on the top from behind the temple.
On reaching the top, people can see the city of Aurangabad. At the top of the hill there is another temple which is so small that only two people can go inside at a time. The temple is coloured in white and nobody knows about its history.
Aurangabad Caves are situated between Satara and Sihyachal mountain ranges. These caves have the temples which were built in between 6th and 8th centuries. The temples in the caves were built on the basis of Buddhist architecture. There is a popular shrine that is based on Sutosama Jataka.
Daulatabad Fort is situated on a 600 feet high hill. The construction of the fort is based on the forts constructed on ground and hills. Three walls, known as kots, surround the fort so the fort is considered as one of the most powerful forts.
Panchakki or water mill was built during the medieval period to generate energy from water. There is a dargah of Baba Shah Musafir to which the monument is attached. Panchakki was built by Turktaz Khan in 1695AD. Jamil Beg Khan added a reservoir and fountains after 20 years. The water mill was used to grind grains for the pilgrims.
Jama Masjid in Aurangabad was built in 1612 and Aurangzeb extended it in 1692. Malik Amber constructed the mosque after establishing the city of Aurangabad. The masjid is located nearby Killa Arrak which was constructed by Aurangzeb.
The mosque has 50 polygonal pillars arranged in five rows and connected by nine arches leading to the division of the mosque into 27 equal compartments.